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Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing

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105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 626-290-2888
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Whale Watching Tour

Cpt. Sandra was an awesome whale watching guide. Unfortunately, we only saw 2 spouts in the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
Iconic California Coastal Boat Tour

Ended up with a family tour w/ kids with Captain Sandra. She was keen on giving some explanation... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
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Where your Catalina adventure begins! We offer Dolphin/ Sea Lion trips, Coastal Sightseeing/ Eco-Tours, and the Astronomy Experience night time tour all at the best prices in town! We can also customize a private charter to suit your needs. We specialize in small groups (6 or less) and offer the attention to detail and customer service you deserve.
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105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 626-290-2888

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Cpt. Sandra was an awesome whale watching guide. Unfortunately, we only saw 2 spouts in the distance and a fin coming out of the water. We simply didn't have enough time to "chase" them. We got sidetracked by bottle nosed dolphins playing near/under the boat....More

2  Thank kyro298
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ended up with a family tour w/ kids with Captain Sandra. She was keen on giving some explanation for context, and a wonderful operator. I don't know what she could have done better, because the outing was iconic and perfect. We were able to see...More

Thank MrTiki-lah
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We did the red submarine ride to see some fish. Saw fish. Not a great variety but I know Mother Nature is fickle. Sadie was the assistant who gave us info. We had her on two tours and she is very knowledgeable about all things...More

1  Thank amranja
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best boat tour to Two Harbors. The Catallac was comfortable and clean. We learned interesting facts about the island. We saw flying fish & dolphins on the full moon return trip!

Thank slorocky
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We're novices. New to ocean fishing and to this area so wanted to start with a guide. Captain Scott is very knowledgeable fisherman, knows the Catalina coastal waters, and friendly. Highly recommended.

1  Thank FrankAtCobbl
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We did the beach excursion package. Sounded good so we booked it. Didnt really know what to expect. It ended up to be the most memorable part of our trip for the family. They took us to a secluded beach, Matt at the camp was...More

1  Thank PaulO111
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fun boat ride and wonderful animal tour. Our guide, Sandra, was awesome, putting us right in the middle of a pool of dolphins. An incredible experience. We also saw seals, sea lions and an eagle's nest (just didn't see the eagle).

4  Thank Toad1976
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The boat was full nice people five bucks for a beer snacks were ok chips and bag snacks would use it again ladies room was not working on the way over but was on the way backMore

Thank Mike W
CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback, the tour you took was through another local company that we book the tickets for but do not operate or maintain their equipment. We will forward your comments to John King at Afishinados so he is aware. Thanks again, Captain...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Two thumbs up. Captain Scotty was awesome, amazing personal attention, casual, friendly, knowledgeable. We felt like we spent the day with friends. I've had a trip to the isolated Two Harbors on my bucket list and this did not disappoint. Thank you for the wonderful...More

3  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We headed out on our very own tour with the awesome Captain Sandra. She was absolutely amazing, and did a great job piloting the boat and showing us the very best of the Catalina coast. We had her take us down to twin harbors, which...More

3  Thank Curious1991
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10 March 2017|
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Response from CatalinaCoastalTours | Property representative |
Richard, Thank you for your question, my suggestion would be to depart from Long Beach instead of San Pedro because there are more departure and return times from their main terminal. If you arrive to the island by 9:30 you... More
7 August 2016|
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Response from Sandra P |
Thanks for your question, our typical whale watching season is January through March but this year we are still seeing the occasional whale. My suggestion would be to book on one of our Dolphin Tours and we travel in the... More
Katie M
6 May 2016|
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Response from CatalinaCoastalTours | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, our boats are 6 passenger max vessels per USCG regulations for partners greater than 6 we can accommodate by using 2 boats. Please feel free to contact us to answerase additional questions or to... More